El Pollo Loco, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain. The company is renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes. The company operates restaurants across the Southwest and has a leading market position in Southern California. El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence in key markets through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development. El Pollo Loco completed an initital public offering in 2014 (NASDAQ: LOCO).